National League Game Summary - San Diego at Cincinnati|
(Thursday, August 2nd)
Final Score: Cincinnati 9, San Diego 4
Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) - Todd Frazier hit a two-run home run and
knocked in three as Cincinnati downed San Diego, 9-4, in the finale of a four-
Jay Bruce totaled two hits and two RBI, while Scott Rolen added three hits and
drove in one for the Reds, who took three of four in the series and have won
13 of 14 overall.
Johnny Cueto (14-5) allowed eight hits and four runs with nine strikeouts over
7 1/3 innings for the win. The 26-year-old right-hander served up his first
homers since May 25 and allowed more than one long ball for the first time
Chase Headley hit a two-run single and both Cameron Maybin and Eddy Rodriguez
went deep for the Padres, who have dropped five of six.
Ross Ohlendorf (3-2) recorded just five outs in defeat, charged for six runs
and six hits while walking three.
The hosts chased San Diego's starter with a six-run second inning.
Rolen began the rally with an infield single and Frazier followed by reaching
the seats in left for a 2-0 game. Zack Cozart and Miguel Cairo added base hits
and Ryan Hanigan's double off the top of the wall in right brought home Cozart
for a three-run spread.
Ohlendorf recovered to retire the next two batters, but Drew Stubbs walked and
Bruce singled in a pair and a balk plated Stubbs to make it 6-0. Ohlendorf was
finally yanked after walking Rolen and Frazier, then Eric Stults retired
Cozart to end the frame.
"Any time you have that big inning like that early in the game you know you're
going to get into their bullpen and you hope you get a couple more add-on runs
like we did," said Reds manager Dusty Baker. "It was a good day offensively
Rodriguez connected for his first career homer in his first at-bat with one
down in the third, then Stults and Alexi Amarista -- who both singled --
came in on Headley's two-out hit to close the gap to 6-3.
"To tell you the truth, I was just trying to see the ball and hit the ball,"
remarked an emotional Rodriguez after the game. "I just thought of my mom. I'm
just very blessed to be here."
Maybin's one-out homer to left in the fourth brought the Padres within two,
but the Reds struck back to take an 8-4 lead on RBI singles from Rolen and
Cozart in their turn.
Cueto didn't allow a runner past first base from Maybin's blast through the
end of his outing, which came after erasing Will Venable on a Headley
fielder's choice grounder.
Logan Ondrusek sent down the next two Padres and Jose Arredondo stranded
Rodriguez on second to end the game.
Cueto surrendered four homers to the Los Angeles Dodgers in an 8-5 Reds loss
at Chavez Ravine on August 21, 2010 -- the third and last time he suffered
that fate that season...The Rodriguez homer was the first by a right-hander
allowed by Cueto since Washington's Ryan Zimmerman hit one on August 17,
2011...Cincinnati improved to 64-41, the first time it has been as many as 23
games over .500 since September 4, 2010...San Diego set a season-high for runs
allowed in one inning after coughing up the six in the second....The Padres
finished 3-7 on their 10-game road swing.
08/02 22:20:21 ET